Joy and Gluttony

#FdBloggers — Get to Know

August 27, 2015

These pictures prove that I care more about eating than I do about regrowth and proper root maintenance. Also, I wear too much black.

Right guys, the super spesh Loriley Sessions from started this “getting to know food bloggers” tag dealy. All sorts of cool people have done this – like Gianni and even Sophie (mega  babes, both of them) and now that they’re running out of cool people to do it Gianni has nominated me because let’s hear what a chubby chumpster like me has to say about food, amirite?!

Let’s face it, when London is kicking your arse food is usually the one highlight of your day that keeps you from crying. Mostly because crying would make your food wet and no one wants to eat a soggy biscuit (eleven year old me just giggled).

Without further ado:

Name: Frankie

Blog: This one. I mean, you’re on it. Why are you asking? No, don’t navigate to it, you’re already here. Jesus Christ, the quality of my readers, eh?!

What was your reason for starting a blog?
I had a lot of crazy that I wanted to get out. I work in social media and I like writing and it was a logical step.

What’s the dish you’re most proud of?
Anything that I make that has proper gooey chocolate credentials and people will actually eat. This is always something baked. Is there anything more heartbreaking than making a cake or a batch or biscuits and bringing it to work (or anywhere really) and no one wants to eat it? I mean, maybe they’re all on a diet, but diets hurt my soul, even if it’s not me who’s dieting. (It’s never me who’s dieting). I make good chocolate afghans.

What one kitchen utensil could you not live without?
A knife. Want to cut cheese? Hello Mr Knife. Want to protect yourself against a meth-ed up intruder? Knifey knifey! Multi-purpose fantastic.

You’re stranded on a desert island. What three ingredients do you take with you?
Chocolate, wine and fresh water. Gonna need something to clear my head in the morning after all that wine.

Who do you take your inspiration from?
What, like cooking inspiration? My mother is the Queen of the Meringue, so she’s it. I was about 19 before I realised that there was a knack to making meringues and many people do not have it. This is when I started going to restaurants, ordering meringues and being disappointed in the sub standard sugar puffs that came my way.

What’s your favourite social platform?
Twitter, though I haven’t been very chatty this summer. I’m still there stalking your arse though, reading your conversations. I’m trying to improve my Instagram game, but I feel like it can really be a very “me me me” platform for a lot of people…

Biggest disaster in the kitchen?
Nothing is really a disaster if you cultivate a taste for burnt food and you have enough sauce.

Favourite spot for coffee?
I don’t drink coffee at all, really. I drink tea first thing in the morning, and hot chocolate sporadically if I’m out and I need to partake in a hot beverage. Otherwise my day drinking is water. There is this cafe in New Zealand though that gives out chocolate covered marshmallow fish with every hot drink. This is how cafe life should be!

Favourite photo you’ve taken?
Oh, god, so many photos. I’m actually running out of GB due to so many photos. Hmmmmmmmmm. Let’s look through the uploaded media section of my blog. These are nice:

The-Mayfairy-WSET-Cocktail The-Mayfairy-Money-Supermarket-Icecream The-Mayfairy-St-Pauls-Cathedral-Afternoon-tea-Sq3 The-Mayfairy-Oscar-Wilde-Bar-Hotel-Cafe-Royal-Champagne-1 The-Mayfairy-Shake-Shack-Burgers-1

What would you say is your most successful blog post and why?
The posts I like to write the most are not necessarily the ones that people comment on the most. The post that gets the most attention from Google is not something that people would necessarily associate with this blog. I think this one was reasonably “successful” in its own way. People enjoyed it, people commented, people shared and I liked writing it. I just wish I had done some illustrations to match.

Now nominate three food bloggers you’d like to get to know more:

Manasi, from

Lucy, from

Amanda, from

Tell me everything, babes.

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